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Due to retirement an exciting opportunity has arisen at Trinity College, Cambridge to appoint a Builder Supervisor.

Founded by Henry VIII in 1546, the College, occupies 31 acres in the centre of Cambridge and consists of some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the city. The successful candidate will join the Works department team, which consists of electricians, carpenters, plumbers, painters and general handypersons.

Under the leadership of the Clerk of Works, the team provides maintenance and support services, which ensure the upkeep of the historic and modern buildings alongside the wider estate.

As well as the day-to-day supervision and management of the Builder/Handyperson, the post holder will also be responsible for monitoring the standard of work undertaken by contractors.  In addition, and in order to ensure the safeguarding and preservation of the historic buildings across the site, the post holder will  plan and complete building works, agree materials specifications as well as the methods to be used to complete the works.  The successful candidate must be able to respond swiftly to resolve reactive building work requests and to plan both preventive and project work within set parameters across the site.  Due to the nature of the buildings (some listed), the post holder will be expected to identify and repair damage to a high standard using both traditional and modern methods.

Candidates should have experience of supervising workers within the construction and building trade, have a good knowledge of Building regulations, be NVQ/City and Guilds (3) qualified, hold a clean driving licence and ideally an IOSH or NEBOSH qualification.  The post holder will be required to coach and mentor other members of the Works team, provide toolbox talks and assist with the running of team meetings as well as attend departmental, Contractor and Conservation Officer Meetings (covering CDM (2015) and building regulations for moderate refurbishment projects).

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with multi trade skills, which include brick laying, roofing, plastering, tiling and stonework using traditional and modern methods and experience of working on heritage buildings.

The work includes working outside, climbing staircases, accessing awkward areas and walking/cycling between areas across the extensive 31-acre.

All equipment to complete the role is provided along with a uniform (including appropriate PPE) which must be worn at all times when working.

Working hours are 39 per week 0800 to 1700 Monday to Thursday and 0800 to 1600 Friday with an unpaid hour for lunch.

Salary £32,362 per annum.  In addition to the salary, we offer a benefits package, which includes contributory pension scheme, Private Health and Dental care, subsidised gym and free lunch whilst on duty (subject to eligibility).

For further details and an application form, please see the links below. The application and equal opportunities monitoring form should be returned to jobvacancies@trin.cam.ac.uk no later than Tuesday 29 June 2021.


This vacancy closes on June 29, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Hiring team: HR

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